And I’m kicking off this stream of “catch up on stuff I was tagged for” with the Entertainer Blogger Award. I’m a year late with this post because I’m the ultimate slacker, but shout out to Alex at Whimsy Pages, Ann at Ann’s Reading Corner, and Rachel at Life of a Female Bibliophile, who all nominated me.
I may be late, but I totally appreciate it, y’all!!
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Add these rules to your post.
- Answer all the questions below.
- Display the award picture in your post.
- Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!
Why did you start a blog in the first place?
Because I wanted to chat about books and reading with people who are as interested as I am in talking about those things, especially about fantasy novels. My family and friends read, though not as avidly as me, but they prefer contemporary, literary, or mystery novels, which I enjoy as well, but they refuse to read fantasy, which I love, so I had no one to talk to about that genre or to even recommend books to me.
What is your favorite book?
How unfair! That’s hard to choose from all the books I’ve read.
Well, constant favorites are books 1 and 4 of the Harry Potter series, and Their Eyes Were Watching God is my favorite classic. For comics, I love Saga, Vol. 4 and the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series. As for audiobooks, which I started dabbling in last year, You is a favorite, and two books I read this year and placed on my favorites list are Normal and The Curse of Chalion.
What do you dislike the most?
White sauces (weird, I know), the smell of cheese, being told I should cook and clean and be tidy and compromise A LOT because I’m female, people who boast about how humble and kind and selfless they are, those fucking videos of people being kind to others (that’s what we’re SUPPOSED to do, no need to publicize it or congratulate the person for doing what is right!), people constantly apologizing for their opinion (these days), people who quickly jump to conclusions without first listening and trying to understand, the almost total intolerance of different opinions or way of life or culture or religion (these days and the many decades humanity has been around), fucking fake news, fucking Trump and his move to end DACA (da fuck, dude?!).
Or do you mean bookish dislikes? In that case, insta-love, characters who never develop over the course of a story, writing that is unnecessarily complicated, a flimsy foundation that crumbles as the story tries to progress, characters of color who pop up to prove a damn point, characters who get angry for no damn reason (Nynaeve), characters who are motivated solely by anger (Nynaeve), weak worldbuilding… I could go on.
What is your favorite food item from the mall?
I. Love. This! ❤
The only white sauce I don’t mind eating.
What is your favorite pastime?
Other than reading, I also enjoy drawing, though I haven’t done so in a very long time, and coloring and having very long discussions with friends on a variety of topics. To me, we talk on the topic until we’re empty and have nothing else to say. Sometimes this happens with total strangers, which is fun and weird. I met an older gentleman by random once and we got into a long discussion about music and culture. He was a former professor at a university out in California.
Who do you nominate?
These lovely bloggers: